Bridge Incubator

Business Plan

Planning

Ben Franklin is credited for this well-known quote: “If you fail to plan you are planning to fail.”

Getting Started

Get Started

So you want to start your own business? Good for you! Over 98% of businesses in Illinois are small businesses and they employ almost 50% of the workforce. Nearly 90% of the exports from Illinois come from small businesses. See the latest Illinois Small Business Profile for more statistics about your fellow business owners—you’re in good company.

Loans Grants Capital

Financing

You’ve decided to turn your passion into reality by opening a small business. One of the first steps is determining how much money you will need to start this business..

Marketing Promotion

Marketing

Marketing is about getting the RIGHT products or services to the RIGHT customers or clients at the RIGHT time and the RIGHT location for the RIGHT price. So how do you get it right?

Legal Support

Legal

Of all the legal issues you may encounter when starting a business, one of the most important decisions is the type of legal structure you select for your company.

Financial Tracking

Accounting

Accounting is an essential part of operating a profitable business and the importance of keeping complete, accurate records cannot be overstated.